One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish! Today we hit the México City fish market, Mercado La Viga, which is the second largest in the world behind the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. There are hundreds of options sure to satisfy every seafood lover. The market is set up in long rows lined with bins, filled with ice and topped with fish. Half of the space is dedicated to whole sellers while the other half sells direct to lucky people like you and me.
Our visit was focused on finding a whole fish for a family celebration. Marco settled on this 3.5 kilo mahi mahi that he will surely work his magic on tomorrow.
If you're in town, want to see the market, but don't have a place to cook, no worries. Scattered throughout the market and along the parking lot are tons of small kitchens and restaurants with fried and grilled seafood treats for tasting. Traveling to the market is relatively easy. Hop on the metro to the Aculco station on line 8 (5 pesos), leave the station and take a mini bus marked Central de Abastos and ask the driver for Mercado La Viga (5-10 pesos).
Wear shoes that are okay getting wet and enjoy!